We are a Catholic Community of Faith, called to be Jesus to all people, striving to live the Gospel message through the Eucharist and the sharing of our time, talent and treasure
Welcome to Precious Blood Church
We give a hearty welcome to all new families moving into our Parish. If you visited our parish, we are happy that you joined us for the celebration of the Eucharist. If you would like to become a member of Precious Blood or would like information about our parish family, we invite you to call the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888 or fill out the form below so we can contact you. Registration packets are also available at the entrances of church.
Daily Mass Times Monday - No Mass
Tuesday - 7:00am Wednesday - 6:00pm
Thursday - 7:00am
Friday - 7:00am
Saturday - 5:00pm Sunday - 8:00am & 10:30am
Saturday 4:30pm; Sunday 7:30am & 10:00am
Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation: During Adoration on Wednesdays and Saturdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Anointing of the Sick: last Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm Mass
A Word From The Pastor
Disciples Response Fund (DRF): The Diocese of Owensboro will be doing its annual Disciples Response Fund Campaign at all parishes this coming weekend. I know it’s not too exciting to talk about money in the Church. But there is a lot of good done by the diocese through this DRF. They help with the expenses for seminarian formation, help with Visa and other requirements for international priests, help parishes that request for different needs, help with youth conventions and many other charitable works. As we do our in pew process this coming weekend I ask for your generous contribution to the diocesan Disciples Response Fund.
Listening Session with Bishop Medley: The recent scandal of clergy abuse has shaken the faith of lots of people. I am sure many of you are angry and have questions. I have been confronted by a few people with many questions regarding the scandals to which I didn’t have any definite answers. Bishop Medley is willing and wants to listen to your questions regarding the scandals. On Wednesday the 24th of this month there will be a listening session with Bishop Medley at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall at 6:30pm. All of you are welcome to come.
A Saint of Prayer: On the 15th of this month the Church keeps the feast of St Teresa of Avila. She was born in Avila, Spain March, 28 1515. Her parents were both pious Catholics and in some ways inspired their daughter to take up a life of prayer. As a young child, Teresa showed signs of a deeply religious nature; she would often retreat into silence for prayer and would enjoy giving alms to the poor. She was very close to her mother, who provided a warm counterbalance to the strictness of her father. However, in her teens, Teresa’s mother passed away, leaving the young Teresa distraught at the void she felt. The young St Teresa tells of her despair and how she turned instinctively to the Virgin Mary for comfort. At the age of 20 she entered the Carmelite convent. She says prayer is the doorway to great graces; if this door is closed, I do not see how God can bestow any graces! St Theresa had many visions from our Lord. She brought discipline and prayer to the Carmelite order. St Teresa says “When you have received Holy Communion, close your bodily eyes so that you may open the eyes of your soul. Then look upon Jesus in the center of your heart”
The Miser Rich Man: The parish church was badly in need of repair. So the pastor called a special meeting to raise funds. At the assembly, the pastor explained the need of an emergency fund for plastering the roof and supporting pillars and for carrying out other items of repair. He invited the congregation to pledge contributions. After a brief pause, Mr. Grey, the richest man in the parish, volunteered to give $50.00. Just as he sat down, a hunk of plaster fell from the ceiling on his head. He jumped up, looked terribly startled and said: “I meant to say $500.00.” The congregation stood silent and stunned. Then a lone voice cried out from the back: “Oh Lord, hit him again!”
God’s blessings, Fr. Suneesh Mathew
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 14th, 2018
In today's Gospel, Jesus asks the rich young man to give away all that he has in order to have treasure in heaven. But he is unable to free himself from his possessions, and so he goes sadly away. Does what I own keep me from following Jesus?
OFFICE OF VOCATIONS - DIOCESE OF OWENSBORO
We believe that our future priests will come from our own parishes and schools, but we need your help to identify them. We're looking for high school students or older. We are asking you to recommend young men whom you believe might have a vocation to priesthood. Any man you recommend will receive information from the Vocations Office and will be invited to participate in our discernment opportunities such as retreats and our vocation camp. Recommendations may be made online at vocations website: http://www.owensborovocations.com/called-by-name/
Readings for next weekend will be
Isaiah 53:10-11 Hebrews 4:14-16 Mark 10:35-45
We invite you to read and study these passages for your own reflection as we prepare for the liturgy we will celebrate as a parish community.